High Schoolers Make Baseball History Throwing Like Girls

Like Marti Sementelli and Ghazaleh Sailors, my baseball career started around age five. However, my stint as a ball player ended around age five and a half, when I quickly figured out that my lack of hand-eye coordination along with my fear of a ball being thrown at me didn’t work well with the general idea of baseball. But Sementelli and Sailors, now 18 and 17 respectively, are stand-outs in the game because of more than just good hand-eye coordination. ...more

As the mom of a baseball playing girl I am so happy to come across this story! My girlie will ...more

Forget Valentine's Day -- I Heart Pitchers and Catchers Report Day Cake

Most people recognize Feb. 14, as Valentine's Day, but it's also the day Major League Baseball's pitchers and catchers begin reporting for Spring Training this year. I start the countdown to this day as soon as the last out is made in the World Series. ...more

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Baseball Pitcher Gil Meche Turned Down $12 Million

Don't misunderstand me. I am not saying what Meche did was wrong. In fact, I think it is one of the most noble stories I have heard all year. I am just a little surprised. How many Americans would do something like this? I'd love to say I would, but let's not get crazy. I made less than $20,000 last year - I would probably keep $12 that I didn't earn. ...more

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My First Dildo

I was quite the tomboy growing up – who am I kidding? My shoes vary between Crocs, Birkenstocks and Blunstones – I’m still a tomboy. This was partially due to the fact that Manolo Blahniks don’t exactly come in triple wide; but that’s OK because I have always preferred comfort first and foremost. I was an uber athelete – almost every sport came naturally to me, except for maybe running, but I even did that too. Some may have found it surprising, since I didn’t exactly have the body of your typical athlete, but there I was, kicking ass in everything I played....more

Yep, it totally ruined it for me ;)
It took me a year before I decided to bring out the biggie. ...more

You Know You're Married to a Baseball Coach When...

You can tell the difference between an 82 MPH fastball and an 86 MPH fastball.  No seriously, I can.  Once after a baseball game Joe asked me what I thought of the team.  I responded, "Honestly honey, I thought our guy didn't seem to be throwing very hard."  "Well, yeah." Joe replied.  "He was only throwing about 82-84.  You're used to seeing 86-88."  Seriously?  I surprised even myself on that one. ...more

The San Francisco Giants Win the World Series as a Team

This isn't the kind of thing you hear about every year. That office staff won the series too, so did their security guards, so did the maintenance crew. This team shows class by acknowledging it. It is rare you even hear of a team thanking the front office, but a team celebrating with the ticket takers? That shows grace. Somebody should talk to the NBA and NFL about this kind of graciousness. Yes, I am looking at the Miami Heat. I wasn't a San Francisco fan before they won the series, I wasn't even really rooting for The Giants, but I will next time. I like the way the operate....more

Growing up, my family wasn't into baseball. We might've occasionally watched the World Series ...more

Yay Friday!

First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TINY E!!! Oh look, its Friday. Finally. Its been a tough week, first off, I it is becoming clear I won't be going on vacation for another year and I find that deeply regrettable. Also, its now officially Autumn but the leaves are still green and in the trees and I'm still hot and I have no desire whatsoever to sit in front of the fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate. I also find this deeply regrettable. It is also too hot to watch football....more

BASEBALL BROTHERS

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13 Year Old Girl Pitches 2 No Hitters, Gets Honored by Baseball Hall of Fame

13 year old Chelsea Baker was honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown this week for pitching two perfect games this season. Most pitchers never pitch a perfect game in their life. This teenaged phenom is pitching circles around the boys down in Plant City, Florida. ...more
Living in Cooperstown, the home of baseball, I reallize the enormity of this ...more

When to Take the First Swing: Organized Youth Sports

Nota Bene: Mama's got a work deadline this week. So, after much negotiating, pleading and persuading, Dear Husband agreed to guest post for me this week. Maybe just today, maybe through Wednesday, but you just might see some Fatherly Advice on Friday....more